It's Monday, after a weekend of activity.That means, it's time once again for another half-assed effort, due to the lack of time.
Bush, Sarkozy Meet
In a scene that probably will infuriate many Frenchmen, Presidents Bush and Sarkozy met over the weekend to eat hot dogs and hamburgers. And although the mood is more friendly than in the days of Chirac, I wouldn't bet on any French units shipping out for Iraq anytime soon.
But as I have said in earlier posts, it's refreshing to know that anti-American rhetoric coming from the French government will be more directed toward policy, and there will not be an official policy of undermining everything the American government tries to do. We can all expect Mr. Sarkozy to look after France's interests, which is only right. But other than that, I doubt he will continue the Chirac philosophy of trying to assert France into the midst of every issue. In other words, there won't be a lot of meddling going on.
Romney Wins Iowa Straw Poll
I cannot understand why people put so much emphasis on these things, they count for nothing except fund raising. In this particular state, the GOP frontrunner, Giuliani, hasn't participated much. In addition, there have been reports that Romney stacked the deck a bit, by busing in support from around the state.
Then, there's these two little factors:
1. Nationally, Romney's poll numbers are still averaging in the single digits.
2. How many candidates that win Iowa's caucuses, actually go on to win the Presidency?
So the bottom line here is this: He won a poll that doesn't count. It's like watching pre-season football, something that I refuse to do.
Much to the delight of Democrats and left-wing conspiracists, Karl Rove has announced he will resign at the end of this month. But I must remind them not to be too happy. Who will run the hurricane, tornado, earthquake, tsunami, levee-breaking, and bridge collapse machines, seeing how he is the only one trained on them?